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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, chapter by chapter

Tomorrow morning, millions of people all over the world are going to have a wonderful gift beamed directly to them in the form of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. We unravel the Coen brothers' Netflix western anthology yarn by yarn.

Fast Five: Jim Jarmusch’s Cinema of Cool

In honour of the TIFF Bell Lightbox kicking off a retrospective dedicated to one of America's best filmmakers this week, we count down our five favourite films from the reigning king of indie coolness, Jim Jarmusch.

Seven Psychopaths Review

While In Bruges was tightly wound and focused, Martin McDonagh’s sophomore effort, Seven Psychopaths is more of a spiralling series of darkly comic episodes that only gets thoughtful in the climax and even then it's never really meant to be taken seriously. It’s his crack at creating a violent cult comedy and thankfully he’s got the skills (and the cast) to pull off that trick.

Interview: Colin Farrell & Martin McDonagh

We talked to Seven Psychopaths writer and director Martin McDonagh and its star Colin Farrell about their second collaboration following In Bruges, metafiction, the dark side of Los Angeles, and working with Christopher Walken and Tom Waits.

TIFF 2012 Reviews: Part 5

Since we don't get days off on weeks like this, here's part five of our TIFF 2012 coverage with looks at The Place Beyond the Pines, Seven Psychopaths, Hotel Transylvania, A Royal Affair, Thermae Romae, Smashed, Rebelle, and Laurence Anyways.

The New Old: Not-So-Teenage Wasteland

This week's archival DVD column takes a look at various people of different backgrounds struggling to find themselves, as we look at Martin Scorsese's debut, Mean Streets, a pair of films from Whit Stillman, the first season of the UK TV show The Inbetweeners, and Jim Jarmusch's Down By Law